Ariana Grande (born Ariana Grande-Butera, 26.06.1993)
Ariana Grande is an American actress and pop singer best known for her role in the Nickelodeon sitcom 'Victorious'.
Net Worth: According to Celebrity Net Worth in 2014, Ariana Grande has a net worth of 12 million USD.
Childhood: Ariana Grande was born in Boca Raton, Florida, to Joan Grande and Edward Butera. As a child, Grande performed onstage at Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre, first in 'Annie', and later in 'The Wizard of Oz' and 'Beauty and the Beast'. When she was eight-years-old, Grande performed at the karaoke lounge on a cruise ship, and later studied at North Broward Preparatory School. Grande made her television debut singing 'The Star-Spangled Banner' for the Florida Panthers. She received management at the age of thirteen, and expressed a desire to record an R&B album when she turned fourteen.
Career: In 2008, Ariana Grande landed a role in the Broadway musical '13', winning a National Youth Theatre Association Award. This was followed by the role of Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon show 'Victorious'. She worked on the show until 2013, when the series finished, but reprised the role on 'Sam & Cat', alongside Jennette McCurdy. On 30th August 2013, Ariana Grande released her debut studio album, 'Yours Truly', to strong critical praise. The album debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 list, as well as opening in the top ten for most countries worldwide. On 13th December 2013, Grande released a Christmas EP entitled 'Christmas Kisses'. The EP featured four tracks and performed moderately well. After being named 'Breakthrough Artist of the Year', Grande released her second studio album, 'My Everything', on 22nd August 2014. The album received only moderate reviews, with critics calling it "bland". At the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, Grande performed onstage with Nicky Minaj and Jessie J, revealing their collaborative single 'Bang Bang'. The song went on to be the third most downloaded song on release in 2014.
Personal life: Between August 2012 and July 2013, Grande dated Jai Brooks from The Janoskians. The couple confirmed that they had gotten back together on 1st May, 2014, however they split up a second time three months later. On 13th October, 2014, Grande revealed that she was dating rapper Big Sean.
Nicki Minaj was not happy with her three MTV Video Music Award nominations and took to Twitter to let the world know.
Nicki Minaj is not happy with the MTV Video Music Award nominations. The 32-year-old singer took to Twitter to complain about two of her music videos not receiving enough recognition. Her collaboration with Beyoncé, ‘Feeling Myself’, was completely missed out from nominations and her ‘Anaconda’ video didn’t get a nomination in the Best Video or Choreography categories.
Nicki Minaj has a bone to pick with MTV.
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Lea Michele remembered Cory Monteith, two years on from his death, in a touching post on social media on Monday (13th July).
Lea Michele paid a heartfelt tribute to her Glee star and former boyfriend, Cory Monteith, two years on from his tragic death at the age of 31. Michele took to social media on 13th July to share her thoughts with fans.
Lea Michele at San Diego's Comic-Con 2015.
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'Donut-gate' had seen Ariana facing the possibility of a criminal rap, but the owner of the store in question is reportedly not going to press charges.
After a pretty torrid week or so, Ariana Grande looks like she’s off the hook in terms of criminal charges over the now notorious ‘donut gate’ incident, with reports suggesting that the pop star will not be charged with criminal mischief.
TMZ reported on Monday afternoon (July 13th) that the 22 year old singer may be in the clear after the owner of Wolfee Donuts in Lake Elsinore, California does not want to press charges. It may have something to do with the store underperforming in a public health inspection in the wake of the scandal, which the same publication reported last week.
Ariana Grande will apparently not have charges brought against her by the owner of the shop behind 'donut-gate'
Ariana Grande has issued a second apology for her recent comments about Americans and America.
Ariana Grande has apologised for a second time for her recent remarks about America. Grande was caught on camera on Saturday (4th July) and overheard saying ‘I hate America’ and ‘I hate Americans’ whilst purchasing donuts at Wolfee’s Donuts in Lake Elsinore, California. Grande has apologised once before in a statement on Twitter posted earlier this week but shared a second lengthy public apology on a video posted on Thursday (9th July).
Ariana Grande has apologised again for her recent comments.
The shop where Ariana Grande was videoed licking donuts is being investigated by health officials.
Ariana Grande is not having a good week but neither is the owner of a donut shop where she was videoed licking donuts, intended for sale, on display in Lake Elsinore, California. The shop owner reportedly handed over surveillance footage to the police and now health officials are investigating the incident.
Ariana Grande's donut licking antics have landed a California shop in trouble with the authorities.
The Floridian pop star was caught licking a tray of doughnuts and saying "I hate America" at the weekend.
Ariana Grande has landed herself right in it this week, with security camera footage emerging yesterday of the singer licking a tray of doughnuts and saying “I hate America”. Bizarre, if you’re reading about this news for the first time, but true.
As a result, she has been quick to issue an unreserved apology, but has also cancelled her scheduled appearance at the MLB All-Star Concert in Cincinnati on Saturday claiming that she needs to have her wisdom teeth removed.
TMZ posted a video on Tuesday (July 7th) which quickly went viral, of herself and her back-up dancer Ricky Alvarez in the Wolfee Donuts store in Lake Elsinore during the Fourth of July weekend. It shows the 22 year old pop star surreptitiously licking two doughnuts on a display shelf, and saying “I hate America”.
Charisma Carpenter is joining the cast of ‘Scream Queens’.
Charisma Carpenter has been cast in Scream Queens. 44-year-old Carpenter will play the mother of Ariana Grande’s character. She is joining the series in a guest role which has the potential to become recurring. Carpenter is best known for her role as Cordelia Chase on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel but she has since appeared in such series as Veronica Mars, Greek and The Lying Game.
Charisma Carpenter has been cast in Scream Queens.
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Grande is fed up with questions about her personal life and she’s letting the world know.
Singer Ariana Grande won the internet this weekend, when she hit out against the media’s double standards by posting a lengthly feminist message on Instagram. The singer, who recently split from rapper Big Sean, has had to deal with being repeatedly asked about her love life in recent interviews, as well as rumours she’s now dating One Direction’s Niall Horan.
Ariana Grande has unleashed some serious truths on social media.
In a recent interview with The Sun newspaper the 21 year old had said, "A girl can be friends with someone with a d--- and not hop on it." Adding, “I'm tired of needing to be linked to a guy, I'm not Big Sean's ex, I'm not Niall's new possible girl. I'm Ariana Grande."
Continue reading: Ariana Grande Slams Double Standards With Epic Feminist Essay
Liam Payne has reassured fans that he and the boys are not going anywhere following Zayn Malik's exit.
"Let's go crazy, crazy, crazy..." because Liam Payne says One Direction are here to stay. Speaking backstage at Capital's Summertime Ball with Vodafone at London's Wembley Stadium yesterday (June 6), Liam addressed rumours of the phenomenally successful boy band's imminent split, saying, "We don't know where that came from because we've got loads of stuff going on."
Right direction: Liam says the band aren't going anywhere
"We have just started the process for recording the new album, we've got a whole new tour going on, there are some really good songs so I don't think we are going anywhere for a while."
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The singer announced her split from the rapper yesterday.
Ariana Grande looks to be doing just fine following her break-up from boyfriend of eight months, rapper Big Sean. The 21 year old seems to be throwing herself into her work post-split and is currently filming her scenes for the upcoming Fox series ‘Scream Queens’, which stars Lea Michele and Emma Roberts.
Ariana is single again after splitting from her boyfriend of eight months.
Writing on Twitter Grande thanked her co-stars tweeting, ‘fun 1st day on set! thank u queens for making me feel so welcome. y'all are everything @RobertsEmma @msleamichele @billielourd @yoabbaabba.’
Continue reading: Ariana Grande Focusing On 'Scream Queens' After Big Sean Split
Justin Bieber joined Ariana Grande on stage in Los Angeles on Wednesday 8th April. Bieber got a little too close to Grande during their performance and Grande's boyfriend, Big Sean, isn't too happy about it.
Big Sean was not happy when Justin Bieber joined his girlfriend, Ariana Grande, on stage on Wednesday night (8th April). Bieber got a little bit too close to Grande whilst the two were performing at Grande's concert at the Forum in Los Angeles.
Justin Bieber got a little handsy with Ariana Grande whilst they were performing together in Los Angeles.
The Billboard Music Awards are being held on May 17th in Las Vegas.
Swift and Smith, whose respective albums 1989 and In The Lonely Hour are still in the Top 5 of the Billboard Albums Chart well over four months after their release, are both gunning for the Top Artist, Top 100 Songs, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Billboard 200 Artist and Top Hot 100 Artists categories, while each is up for the Top Artist in their gender-specific prizes.
Taylor Swift scored the most BMA nominations with 14
Biebs joined the ‘Bang Bang’ singer on stage in Miami but apparently he didn’t do his homework first.
Justin Bieber gave Ariana Grande and her fans a huge surprise on Saturday evening, when he joined the singer on stage to perform a duet of ‘Love Me Harder’. Grande is currently taking the US by storm on her Honeymoon Tour, which had rolled into Miami’s American Airlines arena.
Bieber surprised Ariana Grande on stage in Miami
Bieber joined Grande for a rendition of the track, taking the parts originally performed by The Weeknd. But Justin wasn't quite as familiar with the single as he might have thought, and he ended up fluffing a few of the song's lyrics much to his embarrassment.
Date of birth
26th June, 1993